Tuesday, August 30, 2011

On your marks... get set... go!

Okay... I'm getting in a wee bit early for the September challenge I issued to you all but on Thursday I'm starting a brilliant, new, regular blog segment entitled:


On Thursdays I'll host some fabulous authors sharing their absolute FAVOURITE craft book - writing craft that is, not craft craft! Although one day I do so want to learn to quilt but that's another blog post all together.

So since romantic suspense author, the gorgeous and very clever Helene Young, will be sharing what craft book she'd take on a desert island on Thursday, I thought I'd wish all my fellow challengers lots of inspiration today instead.

If my maths is correct (and it quite possibly isn't), we have 16 joining us (and a few maybes) for the Write 30k in 30 days September challenge. Many of you lovely challengers are on Twitter, so I've created a hashtag for our challenge Tweets. My idea is that every night, you share your total for the day on Twitter with the #30kinSept tag!

Once a week I'll do a round up post on my blog to see how we are all going and I'd love for those involved to update us on your progress!

And in order to be the best cheer squad we can, it'd be really good if everyone shared what they'll be writing this month!! I'll start.

I'm 20k words into a contemporary romance set in Hollywood (where I've NEVER been - eek), which I'm hoping will eventually be a second book with Carina Press. I'm hoping writing 30k in September will get me VERY near to the end.

So, if you're joining the 30kinSept writing challenge, please leave a comment telling us a little about what you'll be working on during the next month :)


scarlet wilson said...

I need to start book 4, so I might join in, but you know I don't tweet!!

Rachael Johns said...

Yay - another one! Great to have you Scarlet! And you do know I'll soon be starting a campaign about you and Tweeting!

Rachael Johns said...

Scarlet - one more thing! Any ideas what book 4 will be about?

Anita Joy said...

Hey Rach, mine is another M&B sweet. I'll tweet, but you'll have to message me first so I remember the tag!

Have Laptop and Latte, Will Write said...

Saw this on Twitter. Any room for a late joiner? Just finishing up a re-work and would like to have a kick start for my next one.

Oh - finished ms is a contemporary romance, #2 is a contemporary romance. Looks like I have a theme going here!

RLA said...


I'm currently working on a contemporary romance, I have just blogged a little bit about it (http://everyday-is-the-same.blogspot.com/2011/08/that-damn-wip.html) .

This is a fab idea for a challenge, just the thing to get me moving.


Marcy said...

I'll lurk and may join in if I get up the nerve :) I have a ms I've started and plan to enter in New Voices. I'd love to get moving on the rest of it.

Rachael Johns said...

Anita - good luck with your sweet! I'll try remember the reminder :)

Have Laptop - Firstly thanks for stopping buy and what a GREAT screen name. YAY on the contemporary romance - my favourite of all genres! I think we have a theme going here.

RLA - yay another contemporary romancer. And what a great blog you have!

Marcy - Please get up the nerve! But glad we'll have you around anyway :) I can't wait to read your New Voices entry!

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Coleen Kwan said...

I'll be writing a contemporary romance set in a fictional rural town. I'm aiming for 45K, but probably won't make it because school holidays start near the end of September.
Oh, and I also don't tweet :)

Rachael Johns said...

Yay Colleen - I LOVE rural contemporaries! I really MUST tell you have fabulous Tweeting is. I'm a late convert but it's awesome!

Kathleen Collins said...

I'm finishing up an urban fantasy, and working on a short scifi piece. after that? who knows.

Rachael Johns said...

Ooh sounds good Kathleen - thanks for sharing!

Sally Clements said...

I'm 25,000 words in to my current wip, so I'm planning on working on that. However, I also have a fab new story brewing, and I will probably be working on that too.
My target is 1,00 a day of one, the other, or both! I'll be tweeting. And I just found Scarlet's book in my local bookshop, so I'll be reading that too!